North Carolina

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The JC Raulston Arboretum, A Hidden Gem in Raleigh, North Carolina

Turn right at the Waffle House, cross the railroad tracks, go past the lumber company, through the industrial center, and it's on the left. Not exactly directions that would lead one to believe he or she is about to encounter a tiny bit of paradise. Nonetheless, that's exactly how I found the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina. The arboretum is a part of NC State University and…
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Experience The Blowing Rock, North Carolina’s Oldest Attraction Since 1933

The stone building with the brilliant red door evokes a storybook quality and is a fitting entrance to an attraction made famous by a legend. The Blowing Rock in the Blue Ridge Mountains is almost mythical and once I set foot through the crimson door, I joined the thousands of visitors who've made the journey to admire North Carolina's oldest attraction since 1933.     History of The…
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Why Everyone Needs To Spend A Weekend At The Lazy Bear Lodge

When we realized we’d be without the kid for an entire weekend, we were positively giddy. What will we do? We pondered. We’ll head to the mountains! That’s how it all started. I had no idea when I discovered Lazy Bear Lodge in Valle Crucis, North Carolina just how much we’d enjoy a weekend getaway. It was emphatically therapeutic and has me telling everyone, you need to go.   Mountain Retreat The…
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Pizza Quest; The Search For Raleigh’s Best Pizza

I asked my friends on Facebook a question - Where is Raleigh's best pizza? I received a number of passionate responses to my inquiry and based on that feedback, I composed a list and set out on a quest. A saucy, doughy, cheesy, delicious quest in search of Raleigh's best pizza. Here's what I found. NY-Style Pie Or By The Slice Raleigh has attracted plenty of northern transplants…
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Romantic Things To Do In Washington, North Carolina

Often referred to as Little Washington or Original Washington, Washington, North Carolina was founded in 1776 as the first city in America named after the country's first president. The quaint town is imbued with history, scenery, and a tranquil location on the Pamlico River. I took a brief excursion to Washington and discovered the idyllic community is a splendid spot for a romantic getaway weekend. Here are a…
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Plan Your Visit to Seagrove, North Carolina – The Pottery Capital of the U.S.A.

You'll find Seagrove in the countryside of North Carolina. A short distance off of I-74 is State Highway 705 or as it's better known, Potters Highway. The scenic byway in this rural section of the state has a rich pottery heritage dating back to the 18th-century and is renowned for having the largest concentration of working potters in the United States. If you love pottery, shopping, and the…
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